Electric Vehicle Consortium

This coalition of electric cooperatives seeks to provide grassroots electric transportation solutions for rural America.

The bipartisan infrastructure law made billions of dollars available to electric cooperatives and other stakeholders to implement vehicle electrification solutions in the communities they serve. The electric vehicle consortium operated by NRECA Research is a network of electric cooperatives that have implemented or are planning to implement a variety of electric transportation programs. This consortium is working with federal agencies, foundations and vendors to provide homegrown electric transportation solutions in rural America.

Where Are Co-ops Participating?

More than 85 electric cooperatives in 38 states have already joined the effort to increase vehicle electrification in rural America.

This map displays service territories of co-ops participating in NRECA’s electric vehicle consortium as of September 2022.

The Consortium Supports Electric Cooperatives as They:

  • Focus on electric vehicle charging infrastructure in rural and low-income communities.
  • Create education-based programs to inform consumers, dealers and policymakers on the value of electric transportation.
  • Explore options for fleets, transit bus, school bus and medium/heavy duty truck adoption and charging solutions.
  • Demonstrate unique programs that utilize technologies to improve grid reliability.

For co-ops interested in joining this consortium, please visit the cooperative.com infrastructure consortia section (login-required).

NRECA Coverage: Electric Cooperatives Are Leaders in EVs

Header Photo Courtesy of Joey Calabrese/Holy Cross Energy